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MNPD strongly encourages people to lock their automobile doors, secure any valuables – especially guns, and remove the keys

Nashville, TENNESSEE – According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, so far this year, 477 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville.

Metro Police said that nearly 70% of all guns reported stolen in 2022 (682) were taken from vehicles.

Just last week, 13 guns were stolen from cars and trucks.

A review of last week’s stolen vehicle reports in Nashville shows that 75% of the automobiles taken (43 of 57) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.

The stolen vehicles are also routinely involved in criminal activities, including carjackings and robberies.

This story will be updated as new information become available.